Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Art of God

Carla called me early this morning and told me to look at the Perdido Key Beach Cam. When I saw it, I exclaimed, "Wow!"

6:38 am
Perdido Key BeachCam

The cam kept giving off "Wow images" every time I checked it again a few minutes later.

6:48 am
Perdido Key BeachCam

6:58 am
Perdido Key BeachCam

7:38 am
Perdido Key BeachCam

My friend Mary had already commented on how good the images were recently.

The situation that has created this is a cool snap in the weather that included moving all the clouds out.

I don't know how long the skies here will be blue and cloudless, but you might want to check it and see what I mean. For current images, visit the Perdido Key BeachCam.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Look what we have to look forward to, and they only cost us fifteen bucks total from the local Wal-Mart.

Red Lion amaryllis

Minerva amaryllis Apple Blossom amaryllis

Smitty continues to be an enigma to me. He has really turned to gardening and such since we moved to Alabama. First he built the wooden planter and continues to be drawn to garden centers to look at what he might want to try his hand at planting. The amaryllis bulbs are his latest venture. We'll keep you posted as they progress.

Planting Details
Planting details
Growing Instructions
Growing instructions

Little did any of us know during those three or so years we lived in Meridian that this company was a driving force there. We only learned it after purchasing the amaryllis bulbs.

Van Zyverden, Inc. — a really *blooming* company

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Mystery of the Beanie Babies and the Dream

Beanie Babies

I awoke early this morning from another weird dream that had the same theme as at least one other dream I have had recently.

I was a new, probably temporary, employee at a large building that had many small businesses housed in it. I did not know the purpose of the business I was working for and did not have anything to do. One person who seemed to be in authority was a nice lady that just floated here and there with no apparent purpose that I could fathom.

I was interested in being busy and looking productive. When I noticed her stooping down from time to time to pick up little pieces of trash off the floor, I decided that was something I could do that would also be productive.

As we went out the back entrance to this large building, there was a beautiful scene that I wanted to take a photo of, but didn’t. It seemed like what I was looking at was a natural development at first, but then the lady said something to the effect that “they” had just done all of that and just left it that way. It was only then that I realized it was the leftover results of excavating probably by heavy equipment for some kind of new development.

About that time I woke up and started mulling over some things in my mind like the stoopid blog post I had spent time on yesterday that was really going to say something about me to anyone who might, by chance read it. Do you know what it was going to say?

What would you think is going on with an adult who spends time writing a blog post about Beanie Babies (children’s toys) on a pillow?

Couple that post with the dream, and it says to me –

“You’re lost as a goose!”